In order to be appointed as a Deputy, you must file the following
In the Originating Summons (Form 217 of the
Practice Directions), you will need to state clearly what sort of powers you
are seeking. The Doctor's Medical Report must be current and dated not more than
6 months before the date of your application to the Court.
If there are Relevant Persons who have consented to
your application, you must file their Consents (Form 221 of the Practice
If there are Successor Deputies (i.e. persons who
will take over as Deputy in the event that the appointed Deputy si no longer
able to serve as Deputy) named in your application, then you must file the
Successor Deputies' Affidavits (Form 220 of the Practice Directions).
Please note that the Court may require further
information from you and direct that you file a Supplementary Affidavit.
The documents are to be filed using the electronic
filing service located at the Lawnet and Crimsonlogic Service Bureau at 133 New
Bridge Road, Chinatown Point, #19-01/02, Singapore 059413.
You should inform the
Applicant or Plaintiff and he or she may then apply to Court to withdraw the
However, if the
Applicant or Plaintiff insists on proceeding with the application, you should
file an application to be added as a party. You should use Form 4 of the
Practice Directions for your application.
You must also file an affidavit setting out the
grounds and evidence for your case, e.g. a medical report which shows that you
have capacity, and you may also be required to attend the hearing of the case
to present arguments to the Court.
You must file an affidavit stating the reasons for your objection within
21 days after being served with the Originating Summons, and you would also be
required to attend the hearing of the case to present arguments to the Court.
You are a “Relevant Person” if you are a person who
has an involvement in P’s life and/or who is likely to have an interest in the
application. This generally includes the immediate family members of P,
including P’s spouse, P’s children (aged 21 and above), P’s parents or
guardians, and P’s siblings (aged 21 and above). Please see paragraph 50 of the
Family Justice Courts Practice Directions.
If you wish to object to the application, you must file an application
to be added as a party within 21 days after the date of service. You should use
Form 4 of the Practice Directions for your application to be joined as a party.
You must also file an affidavit stating your interest in the application
and the reasons for your objection, and you would also be required to attend the
hearing of the case to present arguments to the Court.
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